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My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent #2020

My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent By Susan Wyndham Helen Garner Thomas Keneally David Marr Susan Duncan Mandy Sayer My Mother My Father On Losing a Parent Some of Australia s best known writers share their wise and searingly honest experiences of losing a parent The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training relating to a pa
  • Title: My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent
  • Author: Susan Wyndham Helen Garner Thomas Keneally David Marr Susan Duncan Mandy Sayer
  • ISBN: 9781743314159
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent By Susan Wyndham Helen Garner Thomas Keneally David Marr Susan Duncan Mandy Sayer Some of Australia s best known writers share their wise and searingly honest experiences of losing a parent.The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training relating to a parent through old age and illness going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help parents to have a good death the emotional aftermath sSome of Australia s best known writers share their wise and searingly honest experiences of losing a parent.The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training relating to a parent through old age and illness going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help parents to have a good death the emotional aftermath shock, grief, relief, the effect on families funerals, wills and other rituals clearing out the house and keeping memories alive recovery and carrying on with life the longer term changes in us and our relationship with our parents.Edited by Sydney Morning Herald literary editor, journalist and writer Susan Wyndham, My Mother, My Father is a collection of stories from 14 remarkable Australian writers, sharing what it is to feel loss, and all the experiences and memories that create the image of our parents Contributors include Helen Garner, David Marr, Tom Keneally, Gerard Windsor, Susan Duncan and Caroline Baum.These stories are intimate, honest, moving, sometimes funny, never sentimental, and always well written.
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    1. In one of the opening essays in this book, Thomas Keneally writes You can t untangle the ganglia of love, tears, reproach, joy, failed expiation, grief and dense history that connect even the aged living to their lost parents But you can t stop trying either , and each of the pieces in this outstanding collection go as far as anything I ve ever read toward making sense of the death of a parent or, indeed, the death of any loved one Helen Garner s essay, as one might expect, is a beautiful, compl [...]


    2. So this book made me angry and sad and mostly I didn t like reading it This is, however, no fault at all of the writers I think my take home from reading this is that grief is an intensely personal thing, and any attempt to use common experience to process it is doomed to failure.I bought this book when it came out, about six months after my father s sudden death I was struggling to process the unexpected enormity of my grief, and I thought this seemed perfect to connect As my partner got ill, a [...]


    3. I wanted to read this as soon as I heard about it, having lost my father a few months ago and my mother before that I suppose I was looking for some common threads to my own sense of memory and grief They weren t there as much as I d hoped but I enjoyed many of the essays, especially those by Helen Garner, David Marr, Nikki Barrowclough and Susan Wyndham, all of which struck a chord with me And I suppose this is the nature of a book like this, that there will be something for most readers who ha [...]


    4. It s a mixed bag of offerings, some poetic, some excellent and moving, some long winded and dissatisfying for me, anyway It s worth reading for the good ones just skip the ones that don t appeal I d give it 2 and 1 2 stars if that were possible.


    5. Some of the Writers contributions were especially moving I particularly enjoyed the signature styles of Marr s and Keneally s offerings Striking to read the remembrances of people s lives, warts and all Not morbid, but reminds the reader to savour moments before the inevitable.


    6. A great collection of memoir and reflection about what it is to lose either one or both parents An interesting set of essays as some writers have a close relationship with their parent s and some a formal and distant or non existent relationship Some are reflections on their parents before they die, but at the last stages of their life.A great tool for anyone navigating this part of life A great introduction to the genre.Some favourite parts Since in our old age our greatest strengths become wha [...]


    7. I absolutely devoured this book Such easy reading but yet such depth of content A beautiful collection of stories that reminded me that we never really know anybody and that sometimes we cannot begin to fathom what somebody may have been through in their life From reading this book I have definitely selected a few authors I would like to explore works by This is an excellent book if you want a thoughtful short read, but it is also a great book to have on the shelf if you are exploring your own [...]


    8. Stories of resounding grief.I have head stories like this, lived stories like this.As I am currently working in a hospice the echos of powerlessness, helplessness and loss ring very true.However it is impossible to do someone s grieving for them.It is a very personal struggle.But I do admire people who can articulate their own grief.On of the writers states the loss of a parent is a momentous thing.Indeed it is.


    9. Lovely and touching, these stories of people and their feelings on the loss of their parents were lovely Some even caused me to tear up.Having lost one of my parents, I could relate in some part to these people and their sentiments Most of the authors though, watched their parents decline, I was not given that chance.For those who may have lost a parent, it may be of some comfort to read this book.


    10. Poignant series of essays on our never simple relationships with our parents, so often unresolved at their death Struck by how many of these writers had fraught memories relationships Editor Susan Wyndham s piece one of the few that spoke of a close relationship Some beautiful and thought provoking writing from well known authors including Helen Garner, Thomas Keneally and David Marr.Truly moving collection which I will dip back into.


    11. A beautiful collection of stories about adult children working through the death of their parents I could relate to many of the experiences, and I felt the stories were told from the heart A very moving collection.


    12. This is a mixed collecting of stories about loss and grief, of things said and unsaid The reader s reaction will be very personal I found some hit home with me, and others less so.




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